Dr. Judy Farvolden is the founding managing director of Mobility Network at the University of Toronto. Prior to that, she was the founding executive director of the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute. Through an extensive network of industry and government partners she identifies opportunities to apply the University of Toronto’s broad and deep transportation research expertise to realize a future of seamless, integrated mobility that enhances access and equity, and mitigates climate impacts. Dr. Farvolden serves on the board of the Canadian Urban Institute, the advisory board of the Urban Land Institute, Toronto Chapter, the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s Council on Goods Movement, the City of Vaughan’s Smart Cities Advisory Task Force and the editorial advisory board of Electric Autonomy Canada. Prior to joining UTTRI, Dr. Farvolden held senior management positions in several Toronto start-up companies and consulted on financial technology management. She holds advanced degrees in both engineering and planning: a PhD from Princeton University in transportation and operations research and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Toronto. She received a Certificate in Public Policy through Harvard Kennedy Executive Education in October 2021.
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